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Graduate Program

A Unique Graduate Learning Experience

Find out about the learning experience at MOSS

Do you dream of earning your degree amid the rivers, mountains and lakes of the majestic Rockies? The Masters of Natural Resources graduate program in environmental education and science communication at the McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) creates a graduate experience in which the grandeur of West-Central Idaho is central to learning. The University of Idaho College of Natural Resources has once again been recognized by College Factual as ranking #8 among the best Natural Resources and Conservation programs in the country - and #1 for value.

Graduate residents in the Environmental Education and Science Communication program:

Mission, Vision and Values

The mission of the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources’ McCall Outdoor Science School is to transform the lives of individuals and our communities through innovative outdoor research and educational experiences.

We envision vibrant, diverse and inclusive communities, empowered to ask difficult questions and transform ways of thinking, to collaboratively and compassionately sustain the social and ecological systems that provide for us.

As a whole, the MOSS faculty and staff value creativity, sustainability, diversity, inclusion, integrity, collaboration, and reflection.

Philosophy of Education

The Graduate Program at MOSS advocates holistic thinking to understand complex ecological and social issues of today and tomorrow. In doing so we are creating citizens and stewards that have the knowledge and competency to immediately fulfill myriad needs of organizations tackling the multifaceted challenges facing our communities.

We value intellectual participation, inclusivity and skill development to produce community leaders. In doing so we are challenged to dare, take risks and perform creative acts leading to personal and communal growth that gifts the power to make meaningful change in the world.

Do you want to join our community?

Prospective graduate students from across all disciplines are encouraged to apply, as we value the diversity of thinking that comes from all backgrounds. Our program is inclusive and we thus seek sincere, hardworking, creative applicants who demonstrate a desire to learn and a willingness to facilitate youth programs. Scholarship funding is available to support graduate students. Email us or fill out the information request form to learn more.

Application Deadline

Apply by November 1st and receive a $500 housing discount if you choose to live on campus. Student must be accepted into the program and pay their program deposit by January 15 to be eligible for the discount.

Leslie Dorsey

Hello!

My name is Leslie Dorsey and not only am I the Graduate Program Coordinator at MOSS, I am a proud program alumni. I look forward to speaking with you on the phone or via email to get all your questions answered about our unique one-year Master's program. Don't hesitate to contact me and introduce yourself!


208-885-1085
ldorsey@uidaho.edu



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Life at MOSS

Teaching science in the outdoors, earning a graduate degree, all while living in an amazing place!

Teaching Tomorrow's Scientists

Faculty and graduate students talk about the teaching experience at MOSS.

Contact Us

College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
1800 University Lane
McCall, ID 83638

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1025
McCall, ID 83638

Phone: 208-885-1080

Fax: 208-634-5244

Email: mccall@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/moss

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